The fun never ends at the ByteChaser ranch!  

ByteChaser2 52M
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5/3/2006 6:04 pm

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5/4/2006 11:18 am

The fun never ends at the ByteChaser ranch!

So... My first day back from Hawaii today and I'm wading through a mountain of backed up work. Plugging away at this thing and that, making real progress. Hopped out for my last post surgery checkup and got the USDA stamp of approval (YAYYYY).

The daughters boyfriend is over and they're watching TV together in the living room when I left for the docs. I knew she had her behind the wheel drivers education thing in the afternoon and figured I'd come home to an empty house.

I get home and go back to the (by now) merely high hill of stuff waiting for attention. Oddly, though the woman-child is off driving, the boyfriend is still on the couch watching TV with the other woman-child. huh... ok, guess he's just hangin out till she gets back.

So... a half hour into my second run on "Mount Taskers", the boys dad is at the door. And the boy... he don't look too good. I mean much paler than usual.

Dad - this guys a freakin monster of a man at about 6 foot and 300 pounds of (lean) muscle - with a decidedly tremulous voice announces that his son had spent the night last weekend, with my daughter... while I was in Hawaii and mom was at her weekly ladies night out. Without his dads knowledge...

Oh man, the kid's in the shit now... Now I like the boy. He's always respectful of my rules, a very courteous and mannered young man. I don't expect that he's going to marry my girl or anything but yeah, I approve - so far.

His dad looks like he wants to twist the kids head off and wear it like a hat to church right now. Evidently, he wasn't supposed to be over here at all today... Oooooo strike 2 son.

I got to do something. I mean the kids looking down the twin barrels of an ass whippin shotgun here.

Now, I've had a couple talks with the girl. We've set the house rules - Company in the common family areas only, sure he can see your room but you got 5 minutes, told her where I've hidden a box of condoms for this very eventuality, the works - we two were in agreement about this.

As far as I'm concerned, I can yell till I'm blue in the face that she not have sex. All that'd do is drive the two of them underground and that's the last thing I want them to do. I want them safe and secure. All I can do is trust that they respect my *wish* that they abstain.

So anyway, Dad, son and I have a set-down. I'm calm and likely NOT what either of them expect under the circumstances... But hey, I'm a progressive dad. I get it yanno?

To dad, my sincere apologies for not having had "the talk" with his boy directly. To a small extent, it's my failing for not having set the rules down to him specifically.

To the boy, dad's rules well... rule! He says your not to come over, well then don't let your shadow darken my doorstep.

And to both, a welcome when, and only when pop's tells me he can come visit again.

So how'd I do? I think I did pretty good.

UPDATE:

I hear from the woman-child that the boy took a decent knock around last night. No limps, no broken bones or bruises... but I hear he spent a little time suspended by his shirt collar a couple inches off the floor. And indefinitely grounded...

I kind of feel bad for the kid. But hey, you ride the cab, you pay the fare right?



saddletrampsk 54F

5/3/2006 7:38 pm

Good job Dad..its so hard to parent teenagers..its like nailing jello to a tree..sheesh


Lapkin4u 41F

5/4/2006 9:17 am

Sounds like you did a fine job. Provided that the boy's father didn't promptly go home and kill him, I suspect that he will be back and have even more respect for you now. Way to go super dad! How old are these kids?


ByteChaser2 52M

5/4/2006 9:24 am

    Quoting saddletrampsk:
    Good job Dad..its so hard to parent teenagers..its like nailing jello to a tree..sheesh
Tree nailing jello. Would that be anything like pouring water uphill? Pissing against high tide? Smelling farts in a hurricane?

Thanks for the vote of confidence Saddle.


ByteChaser2 52M

5/4/2006 11:18 am

    Quoting Lapkin4u:
    Sounds like you did a fine job. Provided that the boy's father didn't promptly go home and kill him, I suspect that he will be back and have even more respect for you now. Way to go super dad! How old are these kids?
Hey lady! Both are highschool juniors.

You know, as the boy was walking out the door yesterday, he looked back at me and whispered an appology. I think that says a lot about his character yeah? I think he'll be ok if he gets his shit stored away in one bag.


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